Monday, July 28, 2008

Breakfast for Dinner: Stovetop Spinach and Swiss Strata

Happy Monday everyone! One of my FAVORITE dinners is breakfast. Lots of us relate to this because our parents made us breakfast for dinner from time to time. And don't tell me you have never gone to IHOP for dinner and ordered pancakes? You know you have! hehe
Well today, I am adding a grown up twist to your breakfast! A strata. That's right, a Strata, not to be confused with a Fritatta. Now, a Fritatta is like an Italian version of an omlette. A Strata is an egg, cheese, and bread casserole of sorts. So gear up for one awesome dinner, or breakfast, or whatever!

Stovetop Spinach and Swiss Strata
Grocery List:
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
2 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, chopped
5 slices firm white bread, cut into 1-in. cubes
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Garnish: chopped tomato

How to make it:
1. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup cheese.

2. Melt butter in 10-in. deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes until softened. Add bread cubes and cook, stirring, 3 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Reduce heat to low and stir in spinach. Pour egg mixture evenly into skillet. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until egg mixture is just set.

3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Cover handle of skillet with foil and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil 4 in. from heat, 1 to 2 minutes until lightly browned. Scatter tomato on top.

Nutritional Information:
(makes 5 servings)
22g fat
3g fiber
9 WW points


Dr. Cecelia Mecca said...
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The Gourmet Momma said...

thank you so much for stopping by the blog! I know what you mean. I am really trynig to eat healthy as much as I can and having the points is SOO much easier than counting calories!

~wenhether~ said...

This recipe looks sooo good!! It's something I could make for my vegatarian MIL.

Really enjoying your blog! It's one of my dailt checks now!

The Gourmet Momma said...

Oh! Great idea! :) I love going much cheaper! hehe I think your MIL will love it!